Electric vehicles with eccentric designs
There is no dearth of innovation and imagination in the world. By putting in the best of creativity and imagination, and with the help of the state-of-the-art technology, some designers have come up with eco-friendly electric vehicles that have unconventional designs. It bodes well to say that the designs aren’t just eccentric just for the sake of being unusual, but they take the unusual face for a purpose. Click through to see some electric vehicles, which have unique designs:
The Urb-E is an electric scooter that takes three hours to charge. In spite of its small build, it has a good range of 20 miles, and the top speed of 15 mph. The best part is that Urb-E is a folding concept, just fold it and carry it like a luggage, you can carry it with the handle while you travel in a bus or a train. The Urb-E comes with two wheel and three-wheeler options.
Tesla’s Electric Pink Bunny Slipper
Engineers at Tesla keep experimenting with the designs of electric cars they produce. For use at the Burning Man festival, Greg Solberg at Tesla made this unique and a cute designed pink bunny slipper. The 7.5 feet long electric slippers have a frame made of steel and plywood, and a top speed of 15mph.
Bamgoo, Electric Car Made of Bamboo
Japan has done a commendable job that it has come up with a design that has a double eco-friendly capacity. Developed by Kyoto University and Kyoto City, Bamgoo is an electric vehicle whose outer frame is made of bamboo. With a total weight of 130 pounds, Bamgoo can go 30 miles at one charge.
Ecooter Electric Car/Scooter
Ecooter is an electric scooter made in China that is an ideal solution for neighborhood driving in congested urban areas. The four wheels in Ecooter have a diamond pattern that makes it super easy to move the vehicle through crowded spaces. The vehicle has a good 60-mile range.
Nissan Pivo 2
Majority of people find it hard to reverse a car, the Nissan Pivo 2 is an ideal solution for such people, as the vehicle has no concept of reversing because you can rotate the cabin full 360 degrees and drive it with utmost ease in any direction you want. For reversing, just rotate the cabin 180 degrees and drive the car forward. This amazing concept was unveiled in 2007 at the Tokyo Motor Show. Another remarkable feature of Nissan Pivo 2 is the robotic agent that enables the driver to communicate with car and it lets you know the nearest parking space available and other notifications.
Lumeneo Smera Super-Narrow Electric Car
Unveiled at the Geneva Auto Show in 2008,Lumeneo Smera is a super narrow electric vehicle with a seating capacity of two. It is incredible how a narrow vehicle that takes almost equal parking space as that of a motorbike fits in two people in the comfort seating of a car. This magical electric vehicle has a range of 93 miles and 80 mph capacity.
UnoCycle Electric Gyroscopic Bike
Brainchild of an 18-year-old boy Ben Gulak, UnoCycle Electric Gyroscopic Bike has won awards like “best in category” and “best engineering” at numerous motorcycle shows. He got inspiration from smog-plagued China and designed this motor bike with two wheels, which is very light and one can easily carry it indoors to charge. It can run for 2.5 hours after a charge, and has a 25 mph speed. Driver is supposed to lean back on the bike to slow it down and to lean forward to speed it up.
A futuristic concept designed by André Costa, a Portuguese designer. Moovie won the Peugeot Design Competition. Although it is just a concept right now, nice yellow colored interiors and a glass frame makes Moovie a stunning electric car.
As the idea of the vehicle changes with technology, designers are coming up with new concepts to make the best of new tech and modern age challenges. The new approach often leads to vehicles that don’t necessarily look like the classic car shape we have become accustomed to see.